03-22-2012 09:30 AM
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  1. Murphy5111's Avatar
    Hi, after about 6 months with this phone I'm thinking of going back to Verizon. Its going to cost me big but I think I can sell the phone back to sprint for around $200 (hopefully). I'm just getting fed up with having no signal in office buildings especially where the signal is not strong to begin with. I love this phone though so it's not going to be an easy decision. Anyone switch to Verizon? I guess I would get the galaxy nexus. Thanks.
    03-08-2012 08:55 AM
  2. bebeau25's Avatar
    Hi, after about 6 months with this phone I'm thinking of going back to Verizon. Its going to cost me big but I think I can sell the phone back to sprint for around $200 (hopefully). I'm just getting fed up with having no signal in office buildings especially where the signal is not strong to begin with. I love this phone though so it's not going to be an easy decision. Anyone switch to Verizon? I guess I would get the galaxy nexus. Thanks.
    I switched to Verizon after being with Sprint for 10 yrs. Best move I've ever made. Everybody talks about how much cheaper Sprint is, but my bill with Verizon is only 11$ more per month. Sprint does have better deals, but IMO cheaper isn't always better. You get what you pay for.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
    03-08-2012 09:10 AM
  3. burrrton's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with letting coverage decide who you go with. Where I live, Sprint's coverage is second to none, so that fact along with my SERO plan makes Verizon et al absolute non-starters.
    03-08-2012 09:59 AM
  4. axne1's Avatar
    I ditched my evo 3d because of Sprint's horrible data conectivity. No 4g (or 3g/700kb at best). I fell for Sprint's deals instead of shopping around at the time.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    03-08-2012 10:07 AM
  5. axne1's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon, and am very happy with my modded Nexus

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    03-08-2012 10:09 AM
  6. olorin's Avatar
    I get great coverage but I did have trouble in 2 buildings after Verizon ended the roaming agreement with Sprint. Sprint gave us 2 AirRaves to boost the signal in those buildings, which work great, so we haven't had a problem at all.
    03-08-2012 10:14 AM
  7. briandearing's Avatar
    I miss verizon. I work at a hospital In the Orlando area. I use to get service in all the throughout the hospital, elevators, even in the basement. Now with Sprint I roam everywhere, 4g is spotty, I drop calls.

    I walk around like this trying to send a text or make a call..........

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    03-08-2012 10:45 AM
  8. Murphy5111's Avatar
    I miss verizon. I work at a hospital In the Orlando area. I use to get service in all the throughout the hospital, elevators, even in the basement. Now with Sprint I roam everywhere, 4g is spotty, I drop calls.

    I walk around like this trying to send a text or make a call..........

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    That is too funny. I'm in sales so I am in a lot of different buildings. Unfortunately it's not an option for me to get a signal booster. I knew the coverage wouldn't be as good as Verizon but when I signed on I was more in the city. Now I go out into more rural areas and some places I don't have a signal at all. I wish I could take this phone to Verizon. Oh well. I just need to determine if I can ride it out or not.
    03-08-2012 11:31 AM
  9. Mikest's Avatar
    I switched to Verizon after being with Sprint for 10 yrs. Best move I've ever made. Everybody talks about how much cheaper Sprint is, but my bill with Verizon is only 11$ more per month. Sprint does have better deals, but IMO cheaper isn't always better. You get what you pay for.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
    $11 dollars a month is $132 dollars more a year. Thats $264 dollars more during the term of a two year contract. Then again if you live in a bad coverage area for Sprint actually being able to use your smart phone as a smart phone might be worth more than $264.
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    03-08-2012 11:59 AM
  10. JayWill's Avatar
    Network first, device second ... as painful as that can be sometimes. A great smartphone is just a lump of electronics if you cannot make calls or use data reliably. I would get on the horn with Sprint and see what they may be able to do for you. It will probably be a steep hill to climb, but if you come to the point where you just can't take it anymore, it's worth a shot at getting your ETF waived.

    Sprint has excellent coverage where I live, work and commute in San Diego. While we never got WiMax, 3G speeds are very good just about everywhere and it's good enough for my needs. I have a tower about 300 yards from my office window and I can practically feel the signal beam hitting me across the face. It's all luck of the draw sometimes when it comes to the network.

    Good luck.
    03-08-2012 01:22 PM
  11. Murphy5111's Avatar
    Network first, device second ... as painful as that can be sometimes. A great smartphone is just a lump of electronics if you cannot make calls or use data reliably. I would get on the horn with Sprint and see what they may be able to do for you. It will probably be a steep hill to climb, but if you come to the point where you just can't take it anymore, it's worth a shot at getting your ETF waived.

    Sprint has excellent coverage where I live, work and commute in San Diego. While we never got WiMax, 3G speeds are very good just about everywhere and it's good enough for my needs. I have a tower about 300 yards from my office window and I can practically feel the signal beam hitting me across the face. It's all luck of the draw sometimes when it comes to the network.

    Good luck.
    Thanks JayWill. I wish I had more time to try things out. I wanted to give sprint a try and had to ask other people about their experiences which all seemed pretty good. Unfortunately now with my new territory it is becoming more problematic.
    03-08-2012 03:00 PM
  12. rocker22dallas's Avatar
    If you have an issue with sprint service (I have had no issues and get service where Verizon doesn't) it roams on Verizon, and you ccan install custom prl that aallows 3g while roaming on Verizon. $11 is a lot of gas that could be in my gas tank.

    Sent from my Galaxy S II epic 4g touch. longest phone name in the world
    03-08-2012 04:27 PM
  13. JayWill's Avatar
    $11 is a lot of gas that could be in my gas tank.
    Not right now, in southern California anyways. $11 got me 2.45 gallons this morning. Which gets me about 1 1/2 round trips between home and work.

    *shakes fist at gas prices*
    03-08-2012 06:08 PM
  14. Sn1per 117's Avatar
    Not right now, in southern California anyways. $11 got me 2.45 gallons this morning. Which gets me about 1 1/2 round trips between home and work.

    *shakes fist at gas prices*
    Ya... I'm in San Diego too and gas prices are just crazy compared to most places. At least it's better than what it was back in 08 or whenever it was suuuper high.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk
    03-08-2012 08:43 PM
  15. missmotya's Avatar
    I miss verizon. I work at a hospital In the Orlando area. I use to get service in all the throughout the hospital, elevators, even in the basement. Now with Sprint I roam everywhere, 4g is spotty, I drop calls.
    lmao

    I walk around like this trying to send a text or make a call..........

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    03-08-2012 08:56 PM
  16. missmotya's Avatar
    lmao ^
    03-08-2012 09:01 PM
  17. Dissident's Avatar
    I have been extremely disappointed with Sprint. Phone tries to roam all the time, and 3G speeds are pathetic. 50% of my day I can not even use the smartphone features. It does however work great as a phone!
    03-10-2012 08:57 AM
  18. duddy23b's Avatar
    My coverage has not changed but the phone has from BB Bold to GS2 Epic so far no difference to connectivity but sometimes when I'm in an old building filled with a lot of un protected wiring it does interfere with all connections:3G, 4G, WiFi but I just adjust usually my location when I can, when not Have to wait it out as long as it's not a emergency. So will stay with Sprint.
    03-10-2012 10:05 AM
  19. blazerdroid's Avatar
    My coverage in Rochester is wonderful. I've been with sprint for many years and can honestly say I have no issues. I've been well treated by all and coverage is superb. I work in a hospital also. They are installing new wireless technology in the building and my reception continues to improve. Perhaps your facility is working on theirs and your signal will improve.
    03-12-2012 09:55 AM
  20. kina bina's Avatar
    My coverage USED to be great. All of a sudden, my 4g is not connecting anywhere, even in areas where it used to connect perfectly. 3g only works seldomly. So? What does that leave me with? Wireless. But not all places provides wireless connection. Plus, it's not like I live in a rural area. I live in LA, and Sprint's coverage has sucked for me so far.

    My boyfriend is with Verizon and is able to get coverage anywhere. I would switch to verizon, but I'm still under the 2 year contract with Sprint.
    03-12-2012 03:43 PM
  21. myalover's Avatar
    I'm with you. I've been on Sprint and reasonably happy for the last 3 years. Recently I got a Verizon phone for work and that allowed me to compare coverage everywhere I go. Verizon has better signal pretty much everywhere in my area, and Sprint 3G vs Verizon 3G is a joke (Verizon is like double even with a weak signal).
    03-12-2012 04:24 PM
  22. robneilhendrix's Avatar
    I live outside Detroit and we don't have Sprint 4G here. Still my signal on my phone can fluctuate here or there all the time. Being I have issues even on Wifi I take it an issue with the phone not the service as my fellow Sprint friends have no issues on older phones.
    03-12-2012 04:36 PM
  23. crumbkake's Avatar
    I get decent signal around UT. To be honest my 3G has taken a serious speed dive since Sprint picked up the iphone, but maybe I am imaging it.

    Sent from my Epic 4G Touch
    03-12-2012 10:09 PM
  24. howiesf's Avatar
    You are Not imagining it. I live in San Francisco and I tell ya, overall Sprint's 3G went from "decent" to sucky all around the bay. Besides that , I ave been with Sprint for 16 yrs and I have never had such an amazing device that has so many issues with the signal LOS, WiFi- weakest ever, and of course GPS is hosed. I tell everyone this: "fight for your rights!" I am doing that now with Sprint. Never, ever pay an ETF if they change the charges on your account by even a few pennies. You CAN get out of it if Sprint/Samsung is unwilling to help. I am hoping for the best (on my 2nd) but who knows what will happen. I would gladly get Verizon except that their prices are INSANELY high and with California taxes 'm looking at a double-bill.

    I get decent signal around UT. To be honest my 3G has taken a serious speed dive since Sprint picked up the iphone, but maybe I am imaging it.

    Sent from my Epic 4G Touch
    03-13-2012 12:11 AM
  25. Hawaiian_Geek's Avatar
    I get crappy reception in my office bldg. but my work crappy flip samsung phone from verizon never has issues with connecting. Got my SGII back in Dec. so I got a long way until I can get out of contract with Sprint. I gotta walk outside to my work parking garage to make a call or to text. Verizon does have the best connection but I can't afford their high robbery rates.
    03-13-2012 12:42 AM
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